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Change in judge possible in EU Microsoft antitrust case

[JURIST] Court of First Instance [official website] President Bo Vesterdorf is planning to move the Microsoft EU antitrust case [JURIST report] from the current panel headed by Judge Hubert Legal to a panel headed by himself. The proposed change comes after Judge Legal published an article in the French journal Concurrences [journal website] in which he referred to some of the judges' clerks as "ayatollahs of free enterprise" and expressed concern over the amount of control they had over the deliberations. Every member of the 25-judge court will meet to vote on Vesterdorf's proposal some time after this Friday. Reuters has more.

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